For this practice piece, I had over-filled a Copic brush marker with new ink. When put to paper, it bled and ended up creating these really thick, top heavy characters. It seemed interesting, so I threw some tracing paper over it, and began to refine the letterforms a little more, then took it to a final vector.
Approaching a practice word with this kind of style had never occurred to me. It stands as a good example of how sometimes the unintentional that can take you places you never intended to go, and produce the best results.